If you were recently arrested for the first time, you are probably dealing with a wide range of heightened emotions that may include denial, fear, anger, and confusion. On top of your heightened emotions, you are now trying to navigate a legal system with which you are unfamiliar. At some point the prosecuting attorney will probably offer you a plea agreement that requires you to plead guilty in return for a lighter, pre-determined sentence. Understanding the terms of that sentence will be crucial to making a well-informed decision about whether or not to accept the plea agreement. You should never
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